1899 wowed audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival

Caller photos can be found here over here.

Toronto, September 14, 2022: Yesterday I celebrated the first two episodes of the mystery series 1899 It premiered at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The long-awaited project was presented to the creators of DARK in the department Peak time Featured, showcasing the best of content that pushes the boundaries of sequential storytelling. In addition to models Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, actors Emily Beecham and Andreas Pietschmann were also present. The 8-part thriller delighted the audience of the festival, who were able to get a preview of the mysterious events surrounding the Kerberos migrant ship. The fantastic story, visual impact and last but not least the brilliant international cast were unanimously celebrated.

After the performance, the team was greeted on stage with a standing ovation. Jantje Friese moved after the premiere. “I am so happy that we are with 1899 In Toronto again, five years after DARK had its world debut here. It really is something special 1899 Presented at one of the most important film festivals in the world. Our ambition was to create a series whose visuals and story would have universal appeal.” Showrunner and director Baran Bo Odar add: “Together with an extraordinary cast, production team and Netflix, we have 1899 I realized a huge project. It’s a really unique feeling to be able to show our second series to the public.”

Tiff Primetime Director Jeff McNaughton, in 1899: “There are great, critically acclaimed series, and there are series that have been watched by millions of viewers around the world. 1899 It has an exciting potential to be both: a new obsession for fans and critics alike.”

At the same time as the world premiere, the new teaser for 1899 open:

You can find a teaser poster over here.

You can find a digital press kit over here.

More press materials are available on our website Media Center to get rid of them.

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The eight episodes chronicle the mysterious events that occurred during the journey of a migrant ship from Europe to New York. Travelers from diverse backgrounds look forward with hope to the dawn century. They all dream of a better future abroad. When they discover a second ship in the open sea that has been missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on the ship turns their crossing into the Promised Land into a terrifying mystery. A web of secrets seems to tie each passenger’s past together.


After their worldwide success with DARK (Netflix), the duo Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar founded production company DARK WAYS. They want to produce high quality stories with their company and market it globally. With the 1899 series, DARK WAYS began its first production.


DARK BAY is Europe’s first LED virtual production studio. Founded by DARK WAYS and Studio Babelsberg in the historic Potsdam Babelsberg halls. The virtual production studio is one of the largest LED fixtures in the world and uses the latest ROE Ruby LED panels. ARRI, FABER AV and FRAMESTORE won as industry partners. As the first customer, DARK BAY takes care of production in 1899 and offers future customers a tried-and-tested setup.

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